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Pediatric Ophthalmology Surgery and Procedures: Tricks of the Trade

Pediatric Ophthalmology Surgery and Procedures: Tricks of the Trade

Pediatric Ophthalmology Surgery and Procedures: Tricks of the Trade

Children can be affected by a wide range of ophthalmic disorders, many of which require surgical intervention. Pediatric Ophthalmology Surgery and Procedures: Tricks of the Trade by esteemed pediatric ophthalmologist Sylvia Yoo and expert contributors covers the full range of pediatric ophthalmic procedures. As with other titles in this series, the book is consistently formatted with concise, step-by-step guidance. Chapters include goals, advantages, expectations, key principles, indications, contraindications, preoperative preparation, surgical planning, perioperative tips and pearls, operative technique and tools, what to avoid, complications, and postoperative care.

Organized into six sections and 19 chapters, the text encompasses ophthalmic surgical approaches that pediatric ophthalmologists are likely to perform. Disease-related sections cover strabismus, eye conditions impacting the orbit and anterior segment, glaucoma, and retinopathy of prematurity. The final section provides guidance on preparing for exams under anesthesia to ensure that the required equipment and testing are arranged in advance of the child being placed under anesthesia.

  • Insightful tips, tricks, and pearls from experienced specialists help readers optimize outcomes and limit complications
  • The user-friendly layout is conducive to quickly reading and reviewing each operative procedure and salient features
  • Pertinent figures and tables enhance understanding of step-by-step procedural descriptions and retention of knowledge

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The Surgical Handbook

The Surgical Handbook

The Surgical Handbook by Michael Karsy and esteemed colleagues addresses training gaps by exposing early trainees, medical students, residents, advanced practice providers, and non-specialists to a diverse array of surgical subspecialty diseases and acute management topics. The impressive breadth of content presented in this resource reflects multidisciplinary contributions. The text covers far more than existing medical handbooks, while featuring concise distillation of key points conducive to learning.

The book is organized by 16 sections starting with general perioperative and operative management of topics that apply to all surgeons, such as critical care, trauma, and general surgery. Subsequent chapters encompass a full spectrum of surgical specialties—from vascular and cardiothoracic—to neurosurgery and orthopaedics, as well as handy evidence-based reference guides. The focused collection of topics within each section serves as a useful resource for learning about management of specific diseases and also a starting point for self-directed learning.

Key Highlights

  • Bullet points, illustrations, diagrams, and figures enhance rapid acquisition of knowledge
  • Tables on acute diagnosis and management of common inpatient scenarios such as electrolyte and acid/base disturbances provide easy-to-use tools
  • Clinical references include practice pearls on trauma management, key medications for common inpatient conditions, acute patient events (e.g. cardiac and stroke), anesthesia and intubation medications, and preoperative and post-anesthesia issues

 

This backpack companion will benefit medical students and junior surgical residents during rotations and clerkships and help early-career clinicians gain insights into timely disease recognition, initial management, surgical risks, and when to make referrals.

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Neuro ICU Procedure Atlas 1st Edition

Neuro ICU Procedure Atlas 1st Edition

Neuro ICU Procedure Atlas 1st Edition

Neuro ICU Procedure Atlas by distinguished neurosurgeons Jack I. Jallo and David F. Slottje is a visually rich, step-by-step atlas describing technical aspects of common bedside procedures performed in patients with grave neurological conditions. With contributions from an impressive group of contributors, the book features 13 chapters encompassing fundamental techniques, such as shunt externalization/shunt tap, lumbar puncture, lumbar drain, ICP monitor, PbtO2 and JvO2 monitors, central and arterial line, cervical traction, intubation, cricothyrotomy, chest tube, and more.

  • In-depth, reader friendly discussion of vital clinical issues including indications and contraindications, relevant anatomy/physiology, and complications
  • Clinical pearls and troubleshooting sections for each approach
  • Illustrations of ventricular drain or ICP monitor placement, non-conventional ventricular drain insertion points, trajectory lines for ventricular drain insertion, and more provide detailed visual learning guides

 

This essential resource will help neurosurgical residents and early-career neurosurgeons, intensivists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants accelerate the learning curve for the bedside care of critically ill patients.

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Radiologic Physics Taught Through Cases

Radiologic Physics Taught Through Cases

Physics is a key component of the American Board of Radiology core and certifying exams, therefore it is an essential area of study for radiology residents and young radiologists prepping for these exams. Radiology residents gather their medical physics knowledge from many sources, often beginning with their first encounter of a radiologic image. As such, Radiologic Physics Taught Through Cases by Jonathon A. Nye and esteemed contributors incorporates an image-rich, case-based layout conducive to learning challenging physics concepts.

The book encompasses physical diagnostic radiology scenarios commonly encountered during residency in a format that fosters learning and is perfect for board preparation. Seven technology-specific chapters cover fluoroscopy, mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasound imaging, and image processing. Each chapter features 10 succinct case-based topics intended to quickly convey information.

Key Highlights

  • Every chapter starts with a general introduction, followed by case background, images, findings, and a brief explanation of the physical factors underlying the image’s creation and displayed contrast
  • Schematics detail important radiation safety topics, such as potential occupational or patient hazards related to fluoroscopic-guided procedures
  • End-of-chapter references provide inspiration for further study
  • Review questions with correct answers at the end of each chapter reinforce key concepts

 

This is a must-have resource for residents prepping for the radiology core exam review and early-career radiologists looking for a robust study guide for radiology certification exam review.

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Problems in Hand Surgery: Solutions to Recover Function

Problems in Hand Surgery: Solutions to Recover Function

Problems in Hand Surgery: Solutions to Recover Function

The intricate balance of the intrinsic and extrinsic soft tissue structure and bony scaffold of the hand, coupled with 31 articulating services in the hand and wrist, can lead to significant surgical challenges. Providing surgeons with technical pearls to overcome these challenges is the primary focus of Problems in Hand Surgery: Solutions to Recover Function by internationally renowned hand surgeons Michael W. Neumeister and Michael Sauerbier, and an impressive group of contributors.

Organized by 29 sections and 90 chapters, this comprehensive book focuses on secondary hand surgeries to optimize hand form and function in patients with challenging trauma- and disorder-related hand issues. Among the many topics addressed are problems associated with nonunion, malunion, dysvascular limbs, trauma-related degenerative changes, stiffness, tendon dysfunction, joint disruption, nerve injury, neuropathy, vasospasm, fractures, and osteoarthritis.

  • Unique approaches for stiff fingers, recurrent cubital tunnel and ulnar neuropathy, suboptimal bone healing/avascular necrosis in the hand and wrist, and more
  • High-quality videos provide insightful guidance on various surgical techniques
  • Over 1,100 color illustrations and preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative images help readers visualize the steps involved in each operative procedure

 

The extraordinary clinical tools in this step-by-step surgical resource will help orthopaedic surgery residents and experienced orthopaedic and plastic surgeons manage difficult cases and achieve optimal patient outcomes.

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The Jefferson Manual for Neurocritical Care

The Jefferson Manual for Neurocritical Care

The Jefferson Manual for Neurocritical Care

Medical management of patients in the neurocritical care unit (NCCU) often spells the difference between life or death and return to normal function or a lifetime disability. As such, it is vital that patients with life-threatening neurological and neurosurgical illnesses receive prompt diagnosis and rapid interventions in the NCCU.

The Jefferson Manual for Neurocritical Care by renowned neurosurgeon Jack I. Jallo, neurointensive care physician Jacqueline S. Urtecho, and distinguished colleagues is a high-yield pocket resource ideal for the bedside care of patients with serious, life-altering diseases. Nineteen concise chapters encompass cerebrovascular, neuromuscular, oncologic, and traumatic conditions, as well as core clinical topics applicable to the care of neurocritical patients.

  • Evidence-based management strategies created at Thomas Jefferson University’s Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience presented in reader-friendly algorithms, pictures, and charts
  • General chapters cover brain death, sodium dysregulation, nutrition, sedation, pain management, neuromonitoring, and ventilation strategies
  • Disease-specific chapters featuring succinct, bulleted format include epidemiology, causes, diagnostic tests, treatment options, symptoms, common clinical presentation, risk factors, differential diagnoses, and more

 

This manual is an indispensable resource for neurocritical care residents and fellows, NCCU nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, general intensive care physicians, and neurointensivists.

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Surgical Decision Making in Acute Care Surgery

Surgical Decision Making in Acute Care Surgery

 

The combination of a surgeon shortage and poor access to emergency surgical care led to establishment of the Acute Care Surgery paradigm and subspecialty in 2003. Concurrently, minimally invasive approaches revolutionized surgical practice in the 21st century. In the U.S., acute care surgeons stand at the front line of patient care for emergency general surgery, trauma, and surgical critical care, and thus are positioned to positively impact healthcare delivery and costs. Surgical Decision Making in Acute Care Surgery by renowned surgeons Kimberly Davis and Raul Coimbra is the first text that comprehensively discusses when to use minimally invasive techniques and advanced technology versus traditional open procedures in acute traumatic and non-traumatic surgical emergencies.

The text begins with three opening chapters covering the background of the Acute Care Surgery subspecialty, anatomic and physiological considerations, and the impact of acute surgical illness on pre- and post-operative critical care decisions. Subsequent chapters outline surgical approaches for commonly encountered acute conditions. Trauma chapters cover interventions for cervical, blunt and penetrating abdominal, and thoracic injuries. Emergency general surgery topics run the gamut from appendicitis to emergency management of paraesophageal hernias and esophageal perforations. An impressive group of senior surgeons and younger rising stars in American surgery share their expertise throughout the book.

Key Highlights

  • Disease-specific chapters include epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostic tools, treatment strategies, surgical techniques, cost analyses, complications, and national guidelines where available
  • Subchapters feature expert commentary on preceding chapters, including clinical pearls and controversies (e.g. operative vs. nonoperative management)
  • In-depth discussion of surgical decision making encompasses the type of surgical approach, as well as indications and contraindications for MIS
  • The roles of MIS procedures such as laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, radiology-based percutaneous techniques, as well as endovascular surgery are examined

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Clinical Pediatric Surgery: A Case-Based Interactive Approach

Clinical Pediatric Surgery: A Case-Based Interactive Approach

Clinical Pediatric Surgery: A Case-Based Interactive Approach

Written in a unique and innovative style, this book presents pediatric surgery in an interactive clinical context. Each chapter is built upon a specific disease or group of diseases, beginning with a typical case, presented interactively, just as it would be in encountered in clinical practice. These are actual cases that have been encountered by the author and are likely to be managed on any pediatric surgical service. The discussion that follows presents the most relevant issues pertaining to the topic, drawing on the index case, as well as multiple other cases that depict the entire spectrum of the disease or anomaly. The carefully selected suggested readings emphasize sentinel papers, high-quality reviews, and the best and most recent evidence published on the subject. A large number of illustrations help bring the clinical concepts to light. A number of high-quality videos provide a dynamic atlas of common procedures. The book is useful to the entire range of pediatric surgical trainees and practitioners, from the medical student or resident rotating on pediatric surgery, to the fellow preparing for certification, to the seasoned surgeon looking for an update on a particular subject or preparing for recertification. A large number of other physicians will find this book very useful, including general surgeons who evaluate and treat childhood surgical diseases, paediatricians and pediatric hospitalists who co-manage patients with surgeons, and obstetricians, pathologists, and radiologists who work closely with pediatric surgeons.

  • Provides a hands-on guide to the management of typical clinical scenarios for all pediatric surgery trainees and other professionals involved in the care of childhood surgical disease
  • Presents more than 300 cases, covering the whole spectrum of pediatric surgery, illustrated in full-color and with an accompanying e-book
  • Allows the reader to apply their knowledge to real-life situations and assess their level of expertise by the use of a case-based Q&A format

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